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‘Born a lady’, Nell turns 101

‘‘I’m mad, quite mad you know. Oh yes, I’m a weird one. But I love it. You’ve got to make people laugh.’’. Mary Ellen Gibbs has been called ‘‘Nell’’ all her life and while she’s far from mad, she’s contagiously happy and

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Libby Price
Dec 21 2016
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Work proves satisfying

- Gus McCubbing.. Justine Nicholls, a Benalla local who went to school at FCJ College and Galen College is an occupational therapist and former paramedic.. Having worked as an occupational therapist in rehabilitation facilities, community

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 22 2017
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Victoria leads way on climate action

The Andrews Labor Government will work with communities in North Eastern Victoria to prepare for the inevitable effects of climate change across the region.. Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020, tabled in Parliament last week by

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Feb 22 2017
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Cropping

Turbo-charging vertical tillage

The Great Plains 2400 Turbo Max was put through its paces at a demonstration day in Echuca last week, showing off advances in vertical tillage technology that are helping to deliver an optimal soil profile for stronger, higher-yielding crops.. The

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Looking at soil

After bringing state-of-the art soil mapping technology from the United States, Onleys Irrigation has set about creating detailed soil maps of northern Victorian farms.. The maps — which display soil pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter and

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Horticulture

Bees could boost business

Beekeepers and crop farmers across the Goulburn Valley could be a part of a $1billion revenue boost if pollination efforts were increased, according to scientists behind an Australian research project.. Funded by the Honey Bee and Pollination

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Get down and dirty at soil pit workshop

Riverine Plains and Boorhaman Landcare are hosting a soil pit and workshop morning on Thursday, February 23 as part of the Soil Moisture Probe Project with the North East Catchment Management Authority.. The workshop will start at 9am with a visit

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Call to scrutinise fire pay deal

Victoria’s protracted firefighters pay dispute needs to be investigated, says the Opposition.. Instead of signing a new pay deal, the CFA and the United Firefighters Union have added new conditions to the 2010 enterprise bargaining agreement

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Psyllid found for first time in Perth

A destructive plant pest has been found for the first time in Australia in Perth, and could pose a significant threat to vegetable production.. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has confirmed the presence of the tomato potato psyllid at six

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

First half loss for Murray Goulburn

Murray Goulburn has reported a first half net, after tax loss of $31 million.. New managing director of Murray Goulburn, Ari Mervis said the first half of this financial year has been a particularly challenging time for MG. . "Record rainfalls and

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
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Deals splinter state alliance

The spurned West Australian Nationals have retaliated to the Liberals’ preference deal with One Nation by putting the Greens ahead of their alliance partners in two out of three upper house regions in next month’s state election.. The alliance

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Livestock

White spot hits QLD farms hard

Queensland prawn farmers are questioning their future as the white spot disease outbreak worsens, with another prawn farm on the Logan River testing positive.. The highly contagious virus has now hit every prawn farm in the area, forcing those

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Cropping

Wet spring sparks...

Cereal growers are being warned to act now to counter the high disease risks following last year’s wet spring.. As the sowing season approaches, croppers face greater disease loads on their heavy stubbles and from crop regrowth after summer

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Shepparton News
Feb 24 2017
Livestock

Farmers and RSPCA do...

Chicken farmers and animal welfare groups are again facing off, with the farmers fuming the RSPCA has threatened to walk away from negotiations for a new poultry industry welfare code.. The VFF has accused the group of damaging a year’s worth of

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Alana Christe...
Feb 23 2017
Viticulture

Stanhope RSL...

This caricature is just one of many from the Stanhope RSL Caricatures Book of Memories which will be included in the mosaic mural.. The book is dedicated to the personnel who served Australia in time of need. The artist behind the creation of most

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Fonterra Aust...
Feb 23 2017
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ACT axe murderer jailed for 26 years

Marcus Rappel has been jailed for at least 26 years for murdering Tara Costigan with an axe in anger over a domestic violence order.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Car mounts Sydney kerb, slams into woman

A female pedestrian is in a critical condition with head and limb injuries after being hit by a car in Sydney, while a child in a pram escaped uninjured.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Victorian churches, govt in redress talks

Melbourne's Catholic archbishop says he is prepared to consider whether the archdiocese keeps its much-criticised child abuse complaints handling scheme.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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RBA on China: 'That risk is out there'

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe says a major slowdown in China remains a potential risk for Australia's economy.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Graincorp flags strong FY profit growth

Graincorp says full-year earnings could rise by as much as two thirds and underlying profit treble to up to $160 million.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Cabcharge slumps to half-year loss

Taxi payments system operator Cabcharge has slumped to a half-year loss of $106.75 million on the back of writedowns and impairments.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Netanyahu, Berejiklian meet for talks

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sydney for their first official bilateral talks.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Knuth weighs options as Qld seat vanishes

Katter Party MP Shane Knuth won't yet commit to contesting the next Queensland election after his seat vanished in a redraft of electoral districts.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Dutch anti-Islam leader cancels events

Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders has cancelled his week of public appearances after a security leak.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Tax rates impact on investment: RBA

The head of the Reserve Bank says some companies will invest elsewhere if Australia does not cut company tax rates.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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Debt risks too high for rate cuts: RBA

The Reserve Bank says cutting interest rates may benefit jobs in the short term, but will be dangerous in the long-term for household debt levels.

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AAP News
Feb 24 2017
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